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3 Common Causes of Dry Mouth

Dry mouth (or xerostomia) is a condition that plagues many patients. This condition can be uncomfortable and lead to problems like sores in the mouth, cracked lips, sore throat, and bad breath. Luckily, treatments do exist to remedy dry salivary glands. If you’re experiencing dryness or a sticky feeling in your mouth, thick saliva, difficulty swallowing, or a sore throat and think you may have xerostomia, contact us at  Martin Taylor Dentistry about possible solutions. It can also help to know the most common causes of dry mouth. Here are three! Some Chronic Diseases According to a comprehensive study of xerostomia by the American … Continue reading

Hydro-Flossing or String Flossing?

Which Is Better? The Great Dental Debate of 2018 doesn’t necessarily cover anything new, yet it’s become central to conversations surrounding dental hygiene lately: hydro-flossing or string flossing? Advocates from both sides believe their method is superior, but is there any research supporting a clear winner? The answer is murky, but one thing’s for sure: flossing of some kind is still a definite do in oral care – despite the 2016 “Flossgate” sparked by an Associated Press release. Here’s what industry leaders know about both flossing approaches so far. What Is Hydro-Flossing? Hydro-flossing has been around since its introduction in 1962. In essence, … Continue reading

Cone Beam Technology Now Available at Martin Taylor Dentistry!

We are excited to announce we now have cone beam technology available for our patients here at Martin– Taylor Dentistry! Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a variety of x-ray equipment used in dentistry for specific procedures. When typical facial or dental x-ray equipment is not able to provide enough information about the issue in question, dentists choose this option. Cone beam technology can create three-dimensional images of nerve pathways, soft tissues, bone and teeth all in one scan. How Cone Beam Technology Works Considering the advanced nature of the technology, the process of a cone beam CT is relatively simple. An … Continue reading

Why Do I Always Have Bad Breath?

And Other Frequently Asked Dental Questions Bad Breath How Often Do I Need to Visit the Dentist? Every six months for children and adults is recommended for proper preventative maintenance. Many people believe brushing and flossing consistently justifies fewer dental visits, which is simply not true. Cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer are all dental problems that aren’t evident until later stages when problems begin to develop. Visiting every six months will ensure any issues with your teeth, gums, or mouth are treated early. Waiting until issues develop symptoms can make them more difficult to treat. What is the Best … Continue reading

I Have a Cracked Tooth, Now What?

A cracked tooth seems to occur at the worst times, usually at night or on the weekend. You then spend your time fretting about how to get it fixed while hiding in your house. Never fear, we’re here to help! What Type of Cracked Tooth Do You Have? There are different types of cracked teeth, ranging from minor inconveniences to cracks resulting in tooth loss. The type of cracked tooth determines how the tooth will be repaired. Craze Lines These cracks are common in adults when tooth enamel begins to thin. They are shallow and do not cause any pain, … Continue reading

Should I Get Dental Implants?

Should I Get Dental Implants? You may wonder, “Should I get Dental Implants?” In many cases, the answer to that question is a big YES. Dental implants are a great option for those with missing, cracked, or severely discolored teeth. Often, people with these problems suffer from confidence issues and avoid smiling. With modern dental procedures, no one should avoid smiling for these reasons. There are several options available to replace teeth, but dental implants are the longest lasting and most low maintenance. If you are a healthy adult with good oral hygiene, dental implants are something to seriously consider. … Continue reading

5 Things You Should Consider When Choosing a Dentist

Choosing a dentist is a task best completed before there’s an emergency. Most people don’t enjoy going to the dentist, and if you don’t find someone with whom you’re comfortable, you might find yourself putting off care that is critical to your long-term oral health. You want to find the professional who has the office, personality, professionalism and staff that puts you at ease. When you find the dentist that fits your needs and start building a lasting relationship, you experience a lifetime of healthy smiles. Check Reputation If the dentist you’re considering has years of experience, he or she … Continue reading

Martin Taylor Dentistry is Moving to a New Location!

Watch our Facebook page for the latest information on our move sometime in 2018. As 2017 draws to a close, so does our time on East 5th Street. As of now, our projected move-in date is sometime in Feb-March of 2018. Of course there is a little melancholy at the thought of leaving our home of almost 40 years, but it is soon overtaken by the excitement we feel about moving to a new location! Our new location will be on Speedway Blvd in Tucson, AZ with offices on the west side of the second floor. Our goal to acquire more space … Continue reading

Moving to a New Location in 2018!

Have you ever moved? It can be exciting, stressful, scary, exhilarating, exhausting, and invigorating, all at once! Moving a dental practice can be all of those things with some added challenges. In our next two articles we will be telling you all about the plan to move our practice to a new location in 2018. A Delightful Problem A few years ago we became aware of a delightful problem. Martin Taylor Dentistry was bursting at the seams! Dr. Jeff Martin first opened the doors to our present location on East 5th Street in 1978. But in the almost 40 years since that … Continue reading

Are Dental X-Rays Safe If You Are Pregnant?

Whether you are pregnant with your first child or your fourth, you do your best to avoid any potential dangers to your unborn child. Getting x-rays while pregnant seems to be one of those dangers to avoid. However, such is not the case with dental x-rays. Whereas there are types of x-rays you do want to avoid, any pregnant woman who gets dental x-rays at Martin Taylor Dentistry has no need for concern. So the answer to the question “Are Dental X-Rays Safe If You are Pregnant?” is YES, they are perfectly safe! 2 Main Reasons Dental X-Rays are Safe … Continue reading